The Budget: more money for health, but offers nothing to a social care system in crisis (8 July 2015)

The Government has today reaffirmed its commitment to NHS England’s Five Year Forward view, committing the additional £8 billion a year of NHS funding pledged during the Conservative election campaign. Despite recognition from the Health Secretary that effective social care support relieves pressure on the health service, and growing evidence that budget cuts to the first negatively impact the second, the chronic underfunding of adult social care has not been addressed at all in this Budget.

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Tell George Osborne to end the care crisis on 19th March

The Care and Support Alliance is calling on the Chancellor George Osborne to urgently invest in care on Budget Day, 19th March 2014.

Please help us send a strong message to the Government by taking part in our Thunderclap on social media today. Taking part is as easy as a click of a button. By signing up before 19th March, you will give this message a louder voice.

Our care system is in crisis. It can’t cope … Read the rest